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Standing Cleric Holding a Book

Giovanni Bernardino Rodriguez1625–1675

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A youngish man, wearing clerical robes and skull cap, faces right with a book against his chest.

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  • Title: Standing Cleric Holding a Book
  • Creator: Giovanni Bernardino Rodriguez called Siciliano
  • Date Created: 1625–1675
  • Provenance: Giovanni PiancastelliMr. and Mrs. Edward D. Brandegee
  • Physical Dimensions: w268 x h172 cm
  • Markings: Watermark on lining paper: Heawood #1573 (Naples, 1752)
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower left: Gio. Bernardino Siciliano; in pen and black ink, lower right [by later hand]: D[ucati] 5
  • Exhibitions: NYC - Finch College Museum of Art, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (2/4/ - 3/20/70); Wellesley, MA - Wellesley College Museum (9/12/70 - 10/22/70), cat. 8
  • Dimensions: 26.8 x 17.2 cm (10 9/16 x 6 3/4 in. )
  • Bibliography: Elaine Evans Dee, The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (New York, Finch College Museum of Art, 1970), p.6, cat. 8 (illus)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Red chalk on cream paper, lined

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